North Carolina Newspapers

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AUGUST, 1956
People and Places ^ yot/it travel notebook
Mrs. Mary Lyles, warper tender, her husband Jesse, Weaving
Department, and family spent part of their vacation in Warrenton
and Henderson, N. C., visiting relatives, and fishing.
Mrs. Margaret Yates and family of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., have
been visiting her mother, Mrs. Lula Wilson, reclaimer.
Furman McLeymore, yarn man, visited in Murphy, N. C., during
his vacation.
Mrs. Neddie Ward, spooler tender, and family spent their vaca
tion in Gainsville, Ga.
Mrs. Janice Tino, spooler tender, and family visited their son,
David, and his wife in Chapel Hill, N. C.
Leffell Campbell, creeler, vacationed in Blue Ridge, Ga.
Jake Beam, yarn man, and family spent a day of sight-seeing
in Boone and Blowing Rock, N. C.
Mrs. Rosalie Burger, starter maker, and family spent a week in
Bryson City, N. C., visiting relatives.
Milion Nichols, second hand, spent part of his vacation at
Camp Firestone.
Office Of Superintendeint
Clyde E. Moss, Assistant to the Superintendent, and his family
vacationed in Washington, D. C., Shenandoah Valley, Va., Luray
Caverns and Windy Hill Beach, S. C.
Phil Williams. Assistant to the Superintendent, and his family
spent their vacation in Williamsburg, Va.
General Superintendent Nelson Kessell and Mrs. Kessell are
vacationing in Massachusetts.
Mrs. Jean Brock, Superintendent’s Office, and her husband,
Connie, visited in Columbus, Ga., and Linville, N. C., during vaca
tion.
Miss Sue Van Dyke, Superintendent’s Office, visited at Camp
Firestone and rested in the country during her vacation.
Many On-The-Go Attractions During August
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Fortenberry of Chicago, 111., spent a recent
vacation with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Stiles, at their
1541 Sharon Lane home.
Roosevslt Rainey spent several days during vacation in Win
ston-Salem, N. C. His sister, Emma Darby of Brooklyn, N. Y., visit
ed in Gastonia one week in July.
John Verdery spent a week of vacation at Lake Junaluska, N. C.
Fred T. Morrow, Warehouse Supervisor, spent several days
fishing for trout in Western North Carolina.
Jack E. Welman, Shipping, and Mrs. Welman spent their va
cation visiting in Philadelphia and New York.
Charles Caiithen, Synthetics, had a week of vacation at Caro
lina Beach, N. C,
Lloyd Lewis and Mrs. Lewis vacationed at Nags Head, N. C,
They did some deep sea fishing.
Bill Cloniger and Mrs. Cloniger spent the week of July 4 at
Carolina Beach.
Albert Meeks and Mrs. Meeks spent a day in Hickory, N. C., on
their vacation. They had as guests for a week, Mr. and Mrs. George
Grier.
Thomas J. Ross, fork truck driver, attended a funeral in
Seneca, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Turner, Sr., attended the dedicatory program
of the new sanctuary of Victory Baptist Church, Guntersville, Ala.,
Sunday, July 15. The Turners are two of eleven charter members of
this church, established 25 years ago in the Alabama textile town.
Mr. Turner, a second hand in Cotton Weaving here, was the first
church clerk of the Victory Baptist congregation in Gunters ville,-
Recently he helped in collecting historical records to be used in
connection with the sanctuary dedication in July.
Mrs. Ruth Wallace, tie-in-hand, and her husband spent their
vacation in northern Michigan.
Millard Goins and family motored to Kure Beach, N. C., for a
week of vacation, then visited relatives in Tennessee.
☆ ☆ ☆
First experience at
deep sea fishing paid off
quite to the satisfaction
of Northen L. Harris, who
retired from Cotton
Weaving last November,
after 20 years of service.
Here, he proudly exhibits
a string of king mackerel,
caught on a recent
angling trip off the coast
of North Carolina, near
Calabash, between Little
River and Seaside. The
retiree lives at 306 South
Weldon street.
☆ ☆ ☆
Camping, water sports, nature study; an apple
festival, regional fair, folk festival, a historical
drama, and street dancing. These and many more
beckon the Firestone traveler in August to a
month of late-summer fun and frolic.
Across the line in South Carolina are several
state parks easily reached on a week-end trip
from Gastonia. Most familiar of these is Kings
Mountain State Park, about 18 miles from here.
There are 6,141 acres in which is included the
Kings Mountain National Military Park, monu
ment to the battle which historians have called
“the turning point of the Revolution.” At this
time of year, there are flowering plants among
the oaks, pines, poplars and cedars.
OTHER STATE PARKS nearby Gastonia:
Chester, near Chester; Campbell Pond, Cheraw;
Pleasant Ridge for Negroes, near Marietta; Croft,
Spartanburg; Paris Mountain, near Greenville;
Andrew Jackson Historical, 8 miles from Lan
caster. Swimming, boating, fishing, nature study,
picnicking, camping and outdoor cooking are
familiar activities at these parks. Cabins are
available at some of the more than 20 state
parks in South Carolina. For a detailed folder
on family cabins, write the S. C. Commission of
Forestry, Box 357, Columbia, S. C.
There are concerts Tuesday and Friday eve
nings and on Sunday afternoons at Transylvania
Music Camp, Brevard, N. C., where the 10th an
nual Brevard Music Festival opens August 10.
At Hendersonville, square dancing provides live
ly diversion for visitors to the mountain area.
Open-air dances are being held each Monday
night during August. Other attractions in Hen
dersonville include Western North Carolina Fair,
August 13-18; North Carolina Apple Festival,
August 29-September 3.
More events of interest during the month are:
Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, Asheville
City Auditorium, 2-4; Bit and Spur Open Horse
Show at Waynesville, 11; Grandfather Mountain
Highland Games and Scottish Clan Gathering,
Linville, 19; Ball’s Creek Camp Ground Meeting,
103rd annual, Newton, 19-26; Community Fair,
Drexel, 22-25.
AUGUST IS THE PEAK of the outdoor drama
season in the Southeast. Newest on the roster of
historical presentations is “Chucky Jack,” play
ing just across the state line at Hunter Hills
Theater, Gatlinburg, Tenn., through September
1. Produced by a non-profit historical group,
“Chucky Jack” tells the colorful career of John
Sevier, himself a North Carolinian, who became
first and only governor of the State of Frank
lin, now a part of East Tennessee. Later, he was
first governor of that state. The production is
seen nightly except Sundays.
Other dramas playing through Labor Day are
“Horn In The West,” Boone; “Unto These Hills”,
Cherokee; “The Lost Colony,” Manteo.
Dorsey Saylor and family enjoyed a vacation visiting friends
and relatives in Kentucky. Mr. Saylor’s brother accompanied them
to Gastonia for a visit.
Eugene Jolly, cloth boy, and Robert Tart of the Spooling De
partment, toured Western North Carolina and Tennessee.
Mrs. Rachel Dugan and family spent their vacation in Western
North Carolina and Chattanooga, Tenn,
Mattie McCann visited in Greenville, S. C., with relatives and
friends during vacation.
Ray Deal and Mrs. Deal had a vacation at Clearwater, Fla.
James Reel and his family toured several states during vaca
tion.
Howard Braswell and his wife, Mrs. Braswell, spent their va
cation in Florida.
Pete Clarke and Mrs. Clark toured the state of Kentucky and
visited Renfro Valley while on vacation.
Quillen Murray and his family spent their vacation at Savannah
Beach, Ga.
Bill Calhoun and his family visited in Tennessee, Arkansas,
and Georgia during vacation.
Raymond Varnadore and his family toured Western North
Carolina and Tennessee while on vacation.
Roy Davis and his family spent their vacation in Florida and
Atlanta, Ga.
Lona Taylor and her husband spent their vacation at Daytona
Beach, Fla.
Wayne O'Dell and his family visited in Tennessee during their
vacation.
Nina Dilling and her husband motored through Virginia during
their vacation.
Helen Williams and Clara Conrad visited in Western North
Carolina while on vacation.
R. E. Conrad spent part of his vacation at Camp Firestone at
Bridgewater,
Mrs. Hazel Nolen, yarn weigher, had as guest July 4 her aunt
from Henderson, N. C.
Ronnie Buchanan, son of Mrs. Julie Buchanan, winder tender,
is recuperating from an illness,
Charlie Ballard, section man, suffered minor injiiries in a wreck
during vacation.
Owens-Sims
Mr. and Mrs. John Walter
Owens are at home on Davis
Park road after a wedding trip
to Gatlinburg, Tenn. Their mar
riage vows were exchanged in
the parlor of Loray Baptist
Church, Saturday evening, July
14, with Dr. Frank Malone, pas
tor, reading the ritual. The re
cent bride is the former Cecile
Annette Sims.
Mr. Owens, son of S. L. Owens,
overseer in Carding, and Mrs.
Owens, is a supply clerk at the
plant here. Both he and Mrs.
Owens are graduates of Ashley
High School,
Robert Mitchem, brother of
Mrs. Ruth Neal, warper tender,
was married June 29 to Miss
Beverly West at the South Side
Baptist Church in Spartanburg,
S, C,
FIRESTONE TEXTILES
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GASTONIA, N. C.
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